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2013-10-29 08:34:18

Spasticity Ranked Among Top Three Post-Stroke Symptoms Impacting Patients IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy percent of stroke survivors living with spasticity and their caregivers rank the debilitating condition as one of the top three symptoms impacting their life post-stroke, according to a recent survey conducted by Allergan, Inc. and National Stroke Association. Spasticity, which causes muscles to contract and spasm, causing stiffness and pain ranks second only to...

2013-10-25 12:24:13

Seven Extraordinary Stroke Efforts Recognized DENVER, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association announces the recipients of its Third Annual Raising Awareness In Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards. Winners were judged on their creativity, impact on the community and commitment to stroke awareness. The names of the winners were released today through a video announcement shared across the stroke community. Seven award recipients were named representing...

2013-09-12 12:28:44

A Caregiver Shares Her Story to Educate Others CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- September is National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month. Afib is a type of irregular heartbeat that affects more than 2 million people. National Stroke Association has developed a Faces of Stroke(SM) public awareness campaign to educate Americans about the connection between Afib and stroke. A campaign ambassador is being highlighted throughout September to shed light on...

2013-07-23 23:04:31

Finding New Ways To Combat Nation’s Fourth Leading Cause of Death Bloomfrield Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Michigan-based CureLauncher (http://www.curelauncher.com), developer of a patent-pending and proprietary clinical trial matching service, today announced an exclusive partnership with the National Stroke Association—a leading educational, prevention and advocacy group for individuals and their families and health care professionals confronting health issues related to...

2013-07-09 16:23:34

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The last thing Ruth Wolfe expected while talking to her husband on the phone from a grocery store parking lot was a stroke. But that's exactly what happened. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mother-of-three-coach-awarded-national-stroke-association-july-2013-faces-of-stroke-spotlight-214783151.html Ruth, 51, is a motivated wife and mother. Like many other...

2013-05-24 08:22:56

Yet Most People Can't Name One Sign or Symptom CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wyatt David was starting his day as an elementary school teacher when he had sudden trouble seeing. It was a stroke. Luckily, he knew the signs and got to the hospital right away for treatment. David is one of 592 Faces of Stroke((TM)) featured on stroke.org demonstrating the personal side of stroke and educating the public about important stroke facts through individual...

2013-05-14 23:27:53

According to the National Stroke Association, up to 80% of all strokes can be prevented. Strokes can happen to anyone at any time, but certain risk factors can increase the odds. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 According to the National Stroke Association, up to 80% of all strokes can be prevented. Strokes can happen to anyone at any time, but certain risk factors can increase the odds. Mom´s Meals provides tips for preventing a stroke: 1.    Talk to a...

2013-05-09 23:00:20

Allsup sponsors Act FAST for Stroke Challenge to raise awareness and funds. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, veterans disability appeal and Medicare plan selection services is pleased to sponsor the National Stroke Association´s Act FAST for Stroke Challenge to help raise awareness and funds. A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of...

2013-02-06 08:23:48

Offers Free Prevention and Recovery Resources to Stroke Community CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StrokeSmart, the flagship publication from National Stroke Association dedicated to the millions of families impacted by stroke, launched today with a redesigned magazine and a new interactive website. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130206/DC54071 ) The new StrokeSmart magazine features a sleek redesign, improved readability, more engaging content...

2013-02-05 08:28:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StrokeSmart, National Stroke Association's flagship publication dedicated to the millions of families impacted by stroke, launched today with a redesigned magazine and a new interactive website. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/strokesmart-launches-redesigned-magazine-and-interactive-website-189721231.html The new magazine features a sleek redesign,...